Saturday, August 29, 2009

Secrets of Love

I just finished reading The Shack by Wm. Paul Young. It was like God personally wrapped His arms around me and stayed there until I knew He loved me no matter what. It's the kind of story you can't tell anyone about--it's like this kind of awe and respect are built into you and you just know, 'don't tell anyone the plot' without someone telling you not to. This story is about all of us and is for all of us. We can't tell someone about their own experience; so all I can say is, if you haven't read it, you will be glad when you do. Thank you, God, for using Mr. Young as your medium in which to share this story of Your Love.

Love, Victoria

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

God Bless Look-A-Likes

I have been debating whether or not to post this blog, for fear of embarrassing myself, but what the hey. Life is for living. My co-worker and I ate lunch with Edward Cullen today! :) Okay, so it wasn't really with Edward, since he is a fictional character and it wasn't really with Rob Pattinson (since I don't live in Hollywood or Forks). And while I am thinking of it, it wasn't really that we ate with him, sorta of just that we ate in the same restaurant as him. :)

My friend "discovered" him about two months ago when she worked with him at an event our company had at the hotel next door to our building. She came back and told me this guy who works there looks exactly like Edward. (We LOVE the Twilight series-- with the exception of Breaking Dawn.) I really thought he might sort of look like him, but let's be real...exactly? That might be a stretch. So here we go, walking over the round-a-bout way through the lobby by the front desk like two teenage girls trying to get a glimpse of their heartthrob. We barely walked in the lobby and were greeted by...of all people Edward! Let's just say, even though he did not have Rob's height or British accent, he looked exactly like him and his mannerisms are like Rob's too. Because I am so used to seeing this face on screen, it was like this person wasn't really standing in front of me talking to us and I almost burst out telling my friend, "You were right, he does look like Edward!" Thankfully I restrained myself to only smiling like a goon. He was so pleasant and nice and cheerful. He told us the specials and to enjoy our lunch. When we got up to the restaurant and sat down, I start giggling like a thirteen year old. I just saw Edward. My friend asked if I heard what the specials were. I said, "Are you kidding? All I heard was chocolate cake and Edward."

So we ate our lunch and "Edward" came up and ate his lunch (with two of his co-workers, so sad for us) but when we were eating our chocolate cake, Edward came by to say hi and talked for a couple minutes.

Wow what a day. :)

So God bless the look-a-likes and God bless those of us lucky enough to eat lunch in their hotel.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A New Leaf on Life

Hello, I'd like to introduce myself... to the world? Maybe. I have never addressed an audience I have never seen, even though I am a writer. My friend Queen Elizabeth has encouraged me to start a blog and she has finally succeeded in her quest. (Thank you, QE.) She may regret her choice in dragging and pulling me into this. I can be very dependent while I am learning to be independent.

I love writing. I have been writing stories since I was seven. Back then they were short sweet and to the point. (I have a bit more to say now.) I have been to many writing groups and one thing they say a writer needs to do is keep a journal. I have kept one since I was thirteen. Although, some of the years I was not as faithful in my entries. And now here in the age of computers (which also took me awhile to jump on the bandwagon) we are encouraged to keep a blog. So I am turning over a new leaf. I am taking a new lease on life-- or if you will, a new leaf. (I am very goofy with puns, a trait I inherited honestly from my Dad.)

So I hope I will have found a few friends to share this journey with. Thank you for stopping by to read me.

Live, Laugh, Love.